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Qualcomm Linux Video Staff Engineer in San Diego, California


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm is the leading provider of smartphone SoCs and software technology in the world. Our technology solutions bring function and high-speed wireless connectivity to mobile devices, powering the majority of smartphones around the globe. As part of the video software global development team at Qualcomm, you will have the opportunity to work with an international team of hardware, systems, and software engineers to develop and integrate cutting edge video technology on Linux platforms powered by Qualcomm SoCs. Qualcomm SoCs provide integrated solutions for smart phone, computing, entertainment, automotive, connectivity, IoT, datacenter products worldwide. The Linux video software team drives the feature design, development, integration, and commercialization of video software and applications on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.


This position requires the candidate to design, implement, integrate, and commercialize various user and kernel mode software modules on Qualcomm’s SOC that meets specified performance, latency, power, robustness, and stability metrics. Responsibilities include requirements analysis, software design/development/maintenance, and troubleshooting of video related frameworks and drivers on the mobile and/or AI inferencing SOCs platforms.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following skills/knowledge:

• Android multimedia frameworks and video related applications.

• Video usage models including playback, streaming, camcorder, WiFi display, and DRM.

• Video compression standards (e.g. H264/H.265/AV1)

• Streaming protocols and implementation (e.g HLS/HTTP/RTSP/DASH)

• Expertise in working with tools and techniques used on Linux (Windbg, JTAG, etc.)

• ARM or other embedded SoC development and debugging.

• Master’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

• Experience with C and C++ Programming Languages.

• Experience in Linux Kernel development with a focus on V4L2 and device driver programming.

• Experience in video and imaging technologies, including video compression, post-processing, and computer vision.

• Experience in researching and implementing ML algorithms and tools, and developing machine learning applications according to requirements.

• Knowledge of software design patterns and multi-threaded programming.

• Knowledge of computer architecture, operating systems, data structures, and algorithms, particularly with respect to Linux platforms.

• Software debugging skills in embedded real time operating systems, preferably on Linux platforms

• Understanding of power and performance considerations on embedded systems, preferably on Linux platforms

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 5+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 3+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

• 2+ years of experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 8+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

• 3+ years of experience with Database Management Software.

• 3+ years of experience with API.

• 3+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization.

• 1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Gathers, integrates, and interprets information across modules or sub-blocks of code from a variety of sources in order to troubleshoot issues and find solutions.

• Quickly resolves highly complex software issues and bugs.

• Communicates with project lead to provide status and information about impending obstacles and suggests remediation.

• Collaborates with others inside and outside of project team to accomplish project objectives.

• Identifies gaps in design, effort, etc., and closes the gaps.

• Suggests strategies for solving issues during technical meetings.

• Unit tests own code and performs integration testing to verify the stability and functionality of a large feature.

• Serves as a technical leader within area of focus.

• Manages project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables for small projects.

• Performs code reviews on project team's submitted solutions.

Level of Responsibility:

• Working independently with little supervision.

• Making decisions that are moderate in impact; errors may have financial impact or effect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; errors may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct.

• Using verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. May require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents.

• Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions).

• Completing tasks that do not have defined steps; simultaneous use of multiple mental abilities is generally required to determine the best approach; mistakes may result in significant rework.

• Exercising substantial creativity to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives.

• Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required.

• Occasionally participates in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations.

The responsibilities of this role do not include:

• Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).

Qualcomm is committed to hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities. Although this role has some expected physical activity, an inability to perform one or more of the listed physical requirements should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. We will work with you throughout the application and onboarding process to provide reasonable accommodations. Examples of expected physical activity include: frequently transporting between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile; frequently transporting and installing equipment up to 5 lbs; performing tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting); monitoring and utilizing computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day; and continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

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